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Trading 101: Trading vs. Investing

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Trading 101: Trading vs. Investing

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This article was posted on Wednesday, 15:17, UTC.

A historic debate without a real purpose. Those who deal with financial markets professionally more often than not can be put into one of two categories: Traders and Investors. The main difference in the approach of the two groups is time-frame that they focus on. Traders deal with short-term fluctuations in the market, while investors tend to focus on long-term returns, through holding positions for years. This difference leads to a certain, mostly unnecessary, ideological stand-off between traders and investors. Several value focused players simply don’t except that consistent returns can be achieved through short-term trading, while traders often think…

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Mate Cser

Mate Cser

Trader and financial analyst, with 10 years of experience in the field. An expert in technical analysis and risk management, but also an avid practitioner of value investment and passive strategies, with a passion towards anything that is connected to the market.

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